Do your eyes feel tired, even when you're wide awake? Eye strain is a common issue that can be caused by eye overuse, lifestyle, or medical conditions. At Urban Eyewear Designs in Plantation, FL, we can answer your questions about eye strain and can help you find a solution that will give you relief, such as with Eyezen lenses.
Common Symptoms of Eye Fatigue
When your eyes are tired or strained, it can cause a range of uncomfortable symptoms. Some of these symptoms may include:
- Watery eyes
- Itching or burning
- Sensitivity to light
- Blurred vision
- Struggling to keep your eyes open
- Difficulty focusing
While these symptoms can be a sign that your eyes need to rest, they can also be an indicator of a more serious problem. If you've been experiencing eye strain symptoms, schedule an eye exam with us so that an optometrist on our team can identify what's causing these symptoms.
What Causes Eye Fatigue?
Just like any other part of your body, your eyes need rest. When your eyes are put through a lot of strain, it's normal for them to feel tired. Many everyday activities can lead to eye strain, including:
- Long drives
- Reading without taking a break
- Using your eyes in dim light
- Dry eyes
- Untreated vision problems
Another common cause of eye strain is digital eye strain. The light from computer screens and other digital devices can be damaging to your eyes, especially if you don't take a break. Other issues, such as screen glare and bad posture, can make the symptoms of eye strain worse.
How an Eye Doctor Can Help
While there's no need to be concerned if you occasionally experience symptoms of eye strain, you should make an appointment with an eye doctor if you've been struggling with this condition chronicly. An optometrist on our team can perform an eye exam and help diagnose the source of your problem.
Treatment for eye strain may vary based on the cause of your condition. You may need to update your eye prescription, start wearing new eye glasses, or use Eyezen lenses to reduce strain from screens. Eye drops can help to treat dry eyes, and simple lifestyle changes, such as limiting screentime or taking periodic eye breaks, can also help to improve your symptoms.
Visit Us for an Eye Exam
Eye strain isn't necessarily a cause for alarm, but it may still smart to discuss your symptoms with an optometrist. There are many types of eyewear that can help improve symptoms of eye strain, including contacts and glasses that are specifically designed for computer work such as Eyezen. Call us for Urban Eyewear Designs at (754) 216-8333 or visit us at our office in Plantation, FL, if you'd like to make an appointment.